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Shepparton & Surrounds

This beautiful river-meets-valley region is bursting with creative talent, engaging events, colourful history and intriguing collections.

One of Australia’s most culturally and linguistically diverse destinations you’ll uncover a dynamic mix of artistic and cultural experiences telling global stories and celebrating ancient traditions in a contemporary Australian setting.

Discover small galleries and museums scattered throughout the area including some priceless and significant collections of indigenous works, tales from another time and a history of human endeavour.

Central to the offering is the Shepparton Art Museum – affectionately known as SAM – showcasing one of Australia’s most important collections of ceramics and the breath-taking Woman and Child by Sam Jinks.

Stand out events include the biennial Australian National Piano Award and Indigenous Ceramic Award along with the annual Shepparton Festival presenting unique events in unusual places, St Georges Road multicultural celebration and the extensive Riverlinks performing arts program.

Adding to the charm of a visit to the region are the colourful Moooving Art Herd providing a popular photo opportunity at key locations across the Goulburn Valley and the increasing appearance of dynamic street art.

Shepparton & Surrounds is home to diversity and multiculturalism, offering a mix of artistic and cultural experiences and stories through its people, events, museums and galleries.